How do I get people to stop giving me unwanted medical advice?
I HAVE a doctor. I SEE my doctor regularly for the tests and few drugs I need. I don't complain much or talk about medical stuff all day. I am not looking forward to the holidays because half the people in my extended family want to diagnose me with whatever THEY'VE got this year, mostly syndromes and disorders that they read about in magazines, and they've got to evangelize for hours about their newest crazy diet and supplement regimen. Then the other half of the family are medical journal enthusiasts, and to them, if I have 'symptoms' like using skin moisturizer or getting sleepy after dinner, it must be a sign of dread disease. Has my doctor run ALL the tests for deadly degenerative rare-itis yet? No? Then I have to give the details or they won't leave it alone. I don't even have any major problems! What can I say that will shut these guys up?